“Fix Tool”

“Fix Tool” is bogus Windows utility software that promises to fix system errors and optimize the computer. This fake program attempts to persuade users into obtaining the registered version by showing fake scan results on victim’s computer. You must be aware that “Fix Tool” is just another variant of the so many rogue programs that comes from a large group of malicious applications.

“Fix Tool” is just a mimic of the other versions that intends to sell itself to generate profit through unfair marketing technique. Normally, user can acquire “Fix Tool” from web sites that disguises as either online scanner or one that offers free system checkup. As for fake online scanner sites, it will automatically run a scan on visitor’s machine and instantly detects a number of errors. As expected, the threat will prompt user to download “Fix Tool” in order to fix PC problems. While on system checkup, user will receive prompt stating several troubles found on the computer. The same tactics of promoting “Fix Tool” will follow.

Innocent users may think that “Fix Tool” program will help fix and remove any problems on the system. This is the reason why so many have fallen into the trick of this unwanted program. Once installed on the computer, “Fix Tool” runs a local scan detects a number of errors. An advice to remove these infections follows but you need to buy the “Fix Tool” registration key through their own online store. Users will be brought to an online payment web site where credit card account is needed to complete the transaction.

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Signs and Symptoms of “Fix Tool” Infection:

Browser is redirected to “Fix Tool” web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, “Fix Tool” will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

“Fix Tool” will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that “Fix Tool” will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of “Fix Tool”:

  • “Fix Tool” may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • “Fix Tool” can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove “Fix Tool”

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.